Why You Should Be Nice … Even When Your Spouse Isn’t

Being nice to your spouse is easy! Until they're not nice to you. Today's post explains why we should fight for nice, even when it...

4 Tips for Dodging Drama

In lieu of my normal introduction, I'll just let Homeword introduce today's topic and say I wholeheartedly agree. I love all things John Townsend. He...
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5 TED Talks for Your Marriage

Our friends over at simplemarriage.net recently posted 5 TED talks for your marriage that would be great for you and your spouse to watch...
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20 Questions: The Importance of Curiosity for Your Marriage

Today's post comes from regular TM contributor, Scott Kedersha. Last year I co-lead a few discipleship groups with marriage ministry leaders at Watermark. We read...
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10 Signs Your Marriage is Drifting

Today's post come from our friends at refineus.org. Check out their book here. Most people don’t get married so they can be unhappy. Most people...
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You Teach People How to Treat You

Are there times when you wonder how married life unfolded to this point? Or how you sex life became routine or non-existent? Times when you’re completely...

Your Husband Loves You, He Just Can’t Read Your Mind

Early in my marriage I surprised my wife by setting up a Christmas tree (that shed wanted but I'd said we shouldn't get) while...
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7 Ways to Increase Spiritual Intimacy

The least developed area of intimacy in your marriage is not sex! No!? In fact, the least developed area of intimacy for most couples is spiritual...
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Running on Empty? Here’s How to Keep Your Marriage’s Fuel Tank Full

Today's marriage tip comes from Patrick Schwenk as a guest blogger for Gary Thomas's site. It leads to a great question: what's one way...
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5 Ways to Improve Your Communication

This past Memorial Day weekend will go down as one of my least favorite holiday weekends with my family. We scrapped, argued, bickered, and...

This Powerful Habit Will Revolutionize Your Marriage

My pastor's sermon this Sunday leveled me. He was teaching from the verse in James about being quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to...

How to Spot a Marriage Breakdown Before It Happens

I (Josh) currently have a car with a "check engine" that won't go away. It just sits there on the dash, it's mustard yellow...

How to Make Up After a Fight

So there's a pretty stupid famous moment from the 1970 film Love Story where the lead actress says "love means never having to say your sorry." I...
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Don’t Say Everything You Think

I love this post for two reasons: one is because Doug Fields is a friend and mentor of mine and I think everything he...
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1 Easy Way to Make Your Spouse Feel Loved

“There’s something you do that really annoys me.” We’d just finished dinner on a random Tuesday, and I was all ears. My husband never complains. Like, never. And he was...
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How to Create Routines That Promote Communication

Create routine and structure around making time to talk. Perhaps you take 15 minutes every evening to go over the day and talk about the...

The $1300 Parking Ticket That Changed Our Marriage

This week we are celebrating our friends Cherie and Brian Lowe’s new book, Your Money, Your Marriage, with a series of posts all about the sexiness of...
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3 Tips for Difficult Conversations

No one sets out to be disconnected in their marriage. However, we can easily end up there when we allow hurts and misunderstandings to...
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The Difference Between Forgiveness and Trust

When Jason and Alisha met with my wife and I they were in tough shape. Jason had just found out about his wife’s affair...

5 Practical Ways to Change the Temperature of Your Marriage

Today's post comes from the always amazing Doug Fields. Enjoy. Mending wounded relationships is NOT simple and band aids are rarely effective, but there are...

What Do You Want to Believe About Your Spouse?

Today's great post on what we choose to believe about our spouse comes from Marriage Laboratory. Enjoy! There is a person in my life with...
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1 Vital Conversation to Keep Your Marriage on Track

I recently started a fantastic new book titled You Are What You Love. It's not a book about marriage exactly, but it's definitely worth checking out. There's...

Make Your Marriage—and Your Spouse’s Day—With These Texts

Today's post comes from a new Friend of the Newsletter™, Brad Hambrick. In addition to being a pastor and counselor, Brad is the author...

How to Avoid World War III AND Be Honest

Today's post from our partners at Engaged Marriages shares some great, practical communication tips. Enjoy! When you’re married, it’s inevitable that some things your partner...

Kick Out Fear & Make More Room for Love in Your Marriage

Today's post from Friend of the Newsletter™ Danny at Loving on Purpose wrecked me (Josh) in the best of ways. Sometimes we need reminders of...

Your Spouse Doesn’t Want to Talk, They Want to Connect

Doug is one of my (Josh's) favorite authors. Today's post is typical of his practical, straight-to-the-point style. Enjoy! Most men I know break into hives...
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Understanding the Mind of the Man you Married

Did you know men and women think differently? I KNOW. Surprising. Turns out there's a perfectly logical, scientific explanation, and today's post from Gary...

How to Stop a Financial Fight Before It Starts

This week we are celebrating our friends Cherie and Brian Lowe’s new book, Your Money, Your Marriage, with a series of posts all about the sexiness of...
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The Secret to Setting Good Conversation Habits

It’s easy in conversation with  to think ahead, hurry to answer, interrupt, or cut them off mid-sentence. Sometimes we’re busy, but mostly it’s about...

Is Your Marriage’s Health At Risk? Here’s How to Find Out

Today's post from America's Family Coaches is absolutely right on. Behind all the details and distractions, how is the heart of your marriage doing?...
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The Devastating Consequences (on Children) of Distant Marriages

The word “triangulation” should haunt every parent actively raising children, and it should warn all of us to not allow our marriages to grow...
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The Question You’re Not Asking

Malcolm and Jenny have been married for ten years. They have three children who keep them busy and exhausted most of the time. Their...
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How to Keep Discontentment from Burning Down Your Marriage

Today's marriage tip comes from our friend Sara. Sara is a prolific author who has written several great books that you can check out...

This 1 Powerful Truth Will Change How You See Your Spouse

Gary Thomas sets up this post on his own, so I'll keep my setup brief: you should read this!  This post continues an ongoing series,...
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6 Tips For Managing Your Emotions

Today's post comes from our partners at Connected Marriages. Make sure to check out the great resources they offer! Tips for Emotional Regulation Have you ever...
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The Secret Fears Behind Asking for Help

What’s the big deal about letting our husbands help with things? Depending on the woman, I think the reasons can vary for why it’s so...
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2 Reasons to Stop Giving Your Spouse the Silent Treatment

The silent treatment creates distance instead of unity Marriage involves a lot of decisions, big and small. The small ones may not seem like a big...
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5 Steps Toward Having that Hard Conversation

As someone who is both married and writes for a living, I found today's post super relatable. Hope this content from our friends at...

Not Spending Time With Your Spouse Is Okay

Okay, okay, that's not entirely true. Of course you need to spend time together. But this is a great article for the younger marrieds...
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My Spouse is Weird

Today's post comes from Scott Kedersha, and is relevant to every marriage out there because let's be honest, you're all weird too. Enjoy!  When my...

5 Daily Messages to Transform Your Marriage

Today's post comes from new Friend of the Newsletter™ Ketsia and her blog at purecouples.org. If you like her thoughts here, make sure you...
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40 Texts to Send to Your Spouse

What I love about today's post from Marriage Laboratory is how simple, fun, and original it is. It definitely gave me some inspiration, and...

Are You Still Curious About Your Spouse?

I really love this post from Scott Kedersha about the power of curiosity, and the humility of never assuming you have your spouse figured...
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It’s Not About the Nail

Heading in to the weekend, here's a really funny, short video about marriage, communication, empathy and ... well someone with a nail in their...
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3 Easy Ways to Meet Your Spouses Emotional Needs

For some of us, when we hear the word generosity, we may think of giving financially. However, in your marriage, there are many different...

5 Questions to Ask During a Fight

Today's post from Juli at Authentic Intimacy is timely (my wife and I just had a fight last night!) and I basically did the...

1 Simple Way to Avoid Saying Something You’ll Regret

Today's great post comes from Doug Fields. He and Jim Burns wrote a great book about your first few years of marriage that's a...

1 Secret Tip for Marrying the Right Person

Today's post comes from our friends at Homeword. When I was in college I wrote an op-ed for my local newspaper about the kind of...

This 1 Question Can Reignite Your Marriage

 I love the simplicity of today's post. What if you made time to sit down with your spouse and ask this simple question: "what...
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3 Things You Think You Know About Your Spouse (but don’t)

The past couple weeks I've been learning (in therapy ... because I see a therapist ... because good therapy is awesome) about something called...